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Top 3 Types of Biking Accidents

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on June 25, 2013

During picturesque June days, you might love riding your bike around Dallas. But even though you might enjoy cycling during the summer, Dallas bicycle accidents occur often. To protect yourself from getting in a biking accident, here are three common biking accidents and how you can avoid them:

  • The Right Cross Biking Accident: The most common biking accident is when a car is pulling out of a side street, parking lot or driveway on the right. You could be in front of the car, and it hits you, or a car could pull out in front of you and slam into you. The best way to avoid this bike accident is to have a headlight so you can be seen, wave at the driver and ride further out on the left side of the road to get the driver’s attention.
  • The Door Prize Biking Accident: A driver might open his door right in front of you before you have time to stop, which happens more often that you would think. To avoid this cycling accident, ride enough to the left so you can avoid anyone opening their door and hitting you.
  • The Crosswalk Slam Biking Accident: Sometimes you can get in a Dallas biking accident if you are riding on a sidewalk, and then you cross the street at a crosswalk and a car makes a right turn into you. It is easy for a car to hit a bike in this situation since drivers don’t expect bikes on a sidewalk crosswalk. The best way to avoid this biking accident is to not ride on the sidewalk or to ride extremely slow once you near a crosswalk.

Even after following safe biking rules, you can still end up in a biking accident due to the negligence of someone else. If you or a loved one were the victim of a biking accident, you deserve compensation for your emotional and physical trauma. Contact the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson today and set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.

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